Jaroslav Heyrovský: The story of a mercury drop
Květoslava Stejskalová1, Michael Heyrovský11 J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Dolejškova 2155/3, 182 23 Prague, Czechia
* Corresponding author: email@example.comJ. ASB Soc., 2020, 1(1), 5-10
Key words:Nobel Prize, chemistry, physics, Heyrovský.
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This article was partly inspired and related with the publication presented in the Interface journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 24, No.4, Winter 2015, 36-39.Description
Květa Stejskalová studied chemical engineering at the Technical University in Prague and defended her dissertation work in the subject physicalchemistry - heterogeneous catalysis (1995). Since 1989 she worked in the Jaroslav Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry on the fundamental and applied research of catalysis and, ultimately, of electrochemistry. Currently, as the secretary of vice-director for education, she prepares and realizeseducational and popularization programs for the institute, which are seen by up to 8000 participants every year. For her work, she was appraised by theV.Náprstek honorary medal for the popularization of science in 2011.
Michael Heyrovský (1932-2017) studied chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Charles University (1951-1957). From 1957, he was employed at theInstitute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Between 1962 and 1965 he did a research study at the Department of PhysicalChemistry, University of Cambridge and obtained a PhD with his thesis on "The Electrochemical Photoeffect”. He spent two years of research stay (1967 and 1968) at the University of Bamberg, Germany, as an Alexander-von-Humboldt scholar. He is also an author and co-author of over 100 publications on polarography and voltammetry and their applications.